Statement from the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM)

"Nothing a parent may award his (or her) child is better than a good upbringing'...On the occasion of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, I urge parents, guardians, and all responsible for the care and upbringing of children to both reflect and act on how we can raise our children through non-violent means and protect them from harm."

Statement from the Founder of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

"I join my friends and colleagues to support the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children. The World Day is committed to spiritual reflection for the purpose of inspiring change in communities. On the same token, Sarvodaya tries to reform society by an internal change in the individual through the means of Metta (loving kindness) and Karuna (compassion)."

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Statement from the Executive Director of UNICEF

"Imagine what could happen if on one day people around the world interrupted what they were doing not only to dedicate their prayers to improving the lives of children but committing themselves to taking an action to help make their prayers come true."